Vice President Mike Pence has been asked to use the 25th Amendment to end Donald Trump’s presidency for inciting riots at the US Capitol. Multiple politicians and public bodies say the President’s behavior justifies his removal from office.
The Democratic coalition said: ‘@realDonaldTrump needs to be removed from office immediately.’ Democrat Representative Ted Lieu tweeted Pence saying: ‘You need to start the 25th Amendment. @realDonaldTrump is detached from reality.’
And a National Association of Manufacturers spokesman said: ‘This is not law and order. This is chaos. It is mob rule. It is dangerous. This is sedition and should be treated as such.
‘The outgoing president incited violence in an attempt to retain power, and any elected leader defending him is violating their oath to the Constitution and rejecting democracy in favor of anarchy…
‘Vice President Pence, who was evacuated from the Capitol, should seriously consider working with the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to preserve democracy.’
The 25th Amendment of the US Constitution provides for a sitting president to be removed from office by his own team should he be deemed unfit for office.
It would require Pence and a majority of other senior White House staffers to agree that Trump is ‘unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,’ and would see Pence take over.
Representatives are also in the process of beginning impeachment proceedings to try and remove Trump over Wednesday’s riots.
Joe Biden is due to be inaugurated on January 20. Wednesday’s riots kicked off after President Trump appeared at a Save America protest to claim the election had been stolen from him.
That saw hundreds of his supporters subsequently descend on the Capitol and storm the building.
A female protester who was shot by a cop has since died, with President Trump urging his fans to return home in a video that was banned by Facebook, and slapped with a warning by Twitter.
Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected]
For more stories like this, check our news page
Source: Read Full Article